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Charles Sykes: Stand up to conservative crackpots

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Charles Sykes: Stand up to conservative crackpots

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:00 pm

Charlie Sykes, the longtime afternoon host on WTMJ/AM-620 in Milwaukee tells fellow conservatives in a recent article for the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute to “stand up to crackpots” on the right.

Who or what qualifies as a crackpot to Sykes?

Apparently it includes the nine GOP legislators who signed a tea party petition calling for the arrest of federal officials who implement Obamacare as well as the right of states to “nullify” federal laws — a notion that most federal jurists believe was put to rest by the Civil War.

Like many other conservative pundits, Sykes also bemoans the GOP candidates across the country who lost races after making tactless or ignorant comments about rape.

He thus concludes: “(N)o more talk about rape, nullification, birth certificates, Kwanzaa or secession. Ever.”

So is Sykes turning over a new leaf, or is he just worried that the GOP will lose more elections because of their candidates voicing extremism? And is Vicky McKenna included in his definition of a crackpot?
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Re: Charles Sykes: Stand up to conservative crackpots

Postby Huckleby » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:15 pm

Sykes is declaring that he and Vicki are mainstream. And maybe they are, if you live in Waukesha.
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Re: Charles Sykes: Stand up to conservative crackpots

Postby Stomach » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:40 pm

He is probably just worried about the GOP losing more elections, however; it may be a brilliant ploy to move the "center" more to the right.
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Re: Charles Sykes: Stand up to conservative crackpots

Postby green union terrace chair » Wed May 01, 2013 3:26 am

As the moving goalposts that define "mainstream" approach the speed of light, time slows down for an observer riding those goalposts, throwing his cowboy hat up in the air and yelling "yee-haw!"

I hope that clears things up.
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Re: Charles Sykes: Stand up to conservative crackpots

Postby Donald » Wed May 01, 2013 9:27 am

Funny. The cuckoo right is now afraid of the really cuckoo right. I don't see much difference.
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Re: Charles Sykes: Stand up to conservative crackpots

Postby jonnygothispen » Sun May 05, 2013 2:55 pm

Donald wrote:Funny. The cuckoo right is now afraid of the really cuckoo right. I don't see much difference.
... which is why I thought it was better to let the cuckoo right deal with Truthers instead of wasting energy on it. It's one thing to distance yourself, and another to make it a big issue. Let them wipe each other out while you sit back and enjoy the show. Focus on other things.
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